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Eating Disorders, Weakened Jaw Bones, and Acid Erosion on Teeth

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Eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia are alarmingly common in America. While most people associate these diseases with life-threatening medical problems, the first detectable damage often occurs to the teeth and mouth. Anorexia and bulimia can affect your dental health in various ways. If you’re bulimic, self-induced vomiting frequently exposes your tooth enamel to regurgitated stomach acids, which can cause acid erosion on teeth, sensitivity, cavities, and discoloration. If you have anorexia, the bones that support your teeth eventually weaken due to osteoporosis. When left untreated, both of these eating disorders can result in tooth loss.

Bulimia Effects on Teeth

Dental professionals are often the first people to suspect the presence of an eating disorder, since bulimia effects on teeth develop early in the course of the illness. Bulimic teeth typically feature a worn appearance and yellow discoloration. Acid erosion on teeth may also cause enamel to chip or crack more easily. Anorexia may manifest as dental decay, receding gums, or loose teeth. Other oral symptoms of eating disorders include mouth sores, cracked or dry lips, bleeding gums, chronic dry mouth, enlarged salivary glands, and bad breath.

Anorexic and Bulimic Teeth Problems

The most important step in managing dental problems caused by eating disorders is treating the underlying cause. If you suspect that you have anorexia or bulimia, seek professional help as soon as possible, so you can recover before permanent health damage occurs. During your recovery process, you can minimize damage caused by unhealthy behaviors such as self-induced vomiting. To lessen the risk of acid erosion on teeth, wait at least an hour after vomiting to brush. Instead of brushing immediately, rinse your mouth with a baking soda and water solution to help neutralize acid. If you are not eating enough food to nourish your body, talk to your physician about supplementation or behavioral therapy. Once your eating disorder is stabilized, your dentist can correct anorexic and bulimic teeth damage through cosmetic dentistry.

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